The stats pages have been updated with data from the 2009-10 season. This includes individual season, career and coaching records. Also updated was the MVC records. After 21 years of MVC action, teams in the conference have the following all-time records…
Not to pile on Onalaska, but to simply show the contrast between the two programs, Sparta earned more conference victories (6) last season than Onalaska has in 21 years. Crazy stuff. So be sure to check out the stats pages under “Stats & Records” above and be sure to keep checking back here for more updates as the 2010-11 season draws closer.
Finally, be sure to check out a new section under “Stats & Records” called “Yearly Stats.” Here, you will be able to find in-depth stats about each wrestler for a specific season. Things such as takedowns, two-point nearfalls, team points and more will be here. Also included from now on will be a link to the document that is handed out at the end-of-the-year banquet. As many of you know that usually includes stats, records and other interesting tidbits about the season.
Onalaska has always had a tough time with getting enough athletes to compete in wrestling. They have had a few individuals go far though. Their new coach ( a former Sparta coach) is doing a good job of stimulating interest and getting better mat time for their young wrestlers. Onalaska’s big sports have always been basketball and hockey so few kids are left over to compete for wrestling.
As a side note, there was some kind of shake-up over at Holmen. Needham is no longer the head coach. He’s still teaching in Holmen but assisting coaching wrestling at UWL. I heard rumors on why Needham left Holmen, but can not verify. If they are true, it’s a sad thing for Needham and Holmen. Apparently they are still trying to recruit a head coach. I can’t remember their assistant coach’s name, but he apparently doesn’t want the head coach job. Even with a coaching shakeup, Holmen should still return with a good core of wrestlers.
16 more days until practice begins. I can’t wait!
New coach at Holmen I believe is Jason Lulloff – they won’t miss a beat, should be tough this year as expected, big showdown Dec. 9 in Sparta.
Jason Lulloff – He completed his career with a record of 140-22 at UW-L, ranking third in school history in victories.
He placed third at the 2007 NCAA Division III Championships at 184-pounds for his fourth career All-America honor. Lulloff became the second wrestler in school history to earn four career All-America accolades (Ryan Allen) as he finished third in 2003, 2006 and 2007 and fourth in 2004. He went 15-5 in four national championship appearances.
The 2007 Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) Max Sparger Wrestling Scholar-Athlete, Lulloff was named to the 2007 CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America At-Large Second Team. He was also a three-time member of the National Wrestling Coaches Association Scholar Team. A three-year team captain, Lulloff won three WIAC individual titles for UW-L.